The retailers in Japan such as Amazon JP have started accepting pre-orders for Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Cure Happy, the second entry from one of the most successful PreCure TV anime series Smile PreCure! following S.H. Figuarts Cure Peace. Smile PreCure! was 9th installment of Toei Animation's long-running PreCure series and aired between February 5th, 2012 and January 27th, 2013. 14-year-old Cure Happy/Miyuki Hoshizora was the protagonist of the series and the leader of the Smile team.
In a recent PreCure character popularity vote which was taken at Warner Mycal Cinema in Kanagawa, Cure Happy took the 4th place, the highest position in the Smile PreCure! heroines followed by Cure Peace in the 5th. For reference, the most popular character in the vote was Cure Passion from Fresh PreCure!, the 2nd was Cure Black and the 3rd was Cure White, both from the first two series Futari wa PreCure and Futari wa PreCure Max Heart. Then Cure Heart (6th), Cure Diamond (7th), Cure Beauty (8th),
Cure Sword (9th), Cure Rosseta and Milky Rose (10th).
The 140mm tall S.H. Figuarts Cure Happy which comes with a little Candy figure is scheduled to be
released in Japan in September after S.H. Figuarts Cure Peace in July. The suggested retail price is
4,410 yen (about US$ 44.23). Who will be the next from Smile PreCure? Sunny? Beauty? March?
...Or maybe Wolfrun who was the most beloved villain in the series?
S.H.Figuarts Cure Peace (July, 2013)
Source: Tamashii Web
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